Japan Donates Equipment To Barbados

Nya Phillips Top Stories

Disaster and emergency response personnel are now better equipped to handle any eventuality, thanks to a donation of equipment from the Government of Japan. The items, inclusive of emergency response vehicles worth Bds$1.8 million, were officially handed over to the relevant state agencies, following a brief ceremony at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Warrens, St. Michael, this morning. Expressing …

Repeated Violence Of Concern To AG

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Repeated and senseless violence in Barbados and across the region has been blasted by Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, as “unprecedented”. Speaking this morning at an Anti-Money Laundering Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Mr. Brathwaite stated that he was convinced more and more that the region as a whole seemed to be “under attack” given the …

Fire Service Holds Simulation

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Traffic slowed to a crawl in and around Bridgetown this morning as the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) staged a simulation to highlight its skills in effecting various types of rescues. The “screams” of those trapped in the vehicle, coupled with the shrill of sirens, slowed traffic to a crawl and lured passers-by, staff from the Treasury Building and nearby stores …

Children To Receive School Supplies

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

There will be smiles on the faces of some children when the new school term begins. That’s because they will receive much needed school supplies through the Family Care Support Group and compliments of the staff at the Office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Speaking during the presentation to the Group at the HIV Food …

Call For Dialogue On Health-Related Laws

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, has called for national and regional dialogue on the issue of euthanasia and other health-related laws that involve the rights of the parties involved, as the region seeks to reform its health sectors. He made this call as he addressed a strategy meeting for Health-Related Law: Sensitisation, Dissemination and Implementation in the English-Speaking Eastern Caribbean Countries …

AG: Changes Needed In Postal System

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite (right) chatting with Caribbean Postal Union Secretary General, Allan Wayne Smith during a break in today’s conference. (C.Pitt/BGIS) There is a future for the postal service, but its success is hinged on reform and changes being made within the existing system. This is according to Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, who stated: “We …